ONE LAST SEASON: Red prop Greg Holmes. Photo: Bev Lacey / The Chronicle
ONE LAST SEASON: Red prop Greg Holmes. Photo: Bev Lacey / The Chronicle Bev Lacey

Holmes to leave Qld Reds after 2016 season

QUEENSLAND Reds stalwart Greg Holmes has one final season at Ballymore before his career moves to a different era.

The next Super Rugby season will be the last at the Reds for the Allora talent after he signed a two-year deal with the Exeter Chiefs in England for the 2016-2017.

Holmes made his Reds debut in 2005 and has amassed 132 games to be the most capped Reds prop ever.

"I have a lot of great memories from my past 11 seasons with Queensland. I remember my first match against the Blues in Auckland back in 2005, it was a pretty rude awakening to Super Rugby but it's something I'll never forget." Holmes said.

"I've experienced both good and bad times with the Reds, winning a Super Rugby title while also finishing with the wooden spoon, I've seen both ends of the spectrum but I've loved every minute of it.

"It's sad to go but I feel that it is my time. I was brought up here at Ballymore, it's been my home for my whole career and I love this place.

"I've still got one year to go with the Reds and being my last year in Queensland it's going to be tough emotionally, especially when the time comes to wear the jersey for the last time, but I've had a special time as part of the Reds and I'm looking forward to making the most of the 2016 season."



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